Man drowned trying to swim across Kings River

Sunday, July 04, 2010

A Fourth of July outing turned tragic Sunday, after a man drowned while trying to swim across the Kings River.

It happened at Cricket Hollow Park in Reedley.

Police say the 24-year-old victim tried to swim across the river from Reedley Beach, but went under near Olsen Bridge.

After losing sight of him, family members flagged down a passing boater who spotted the man face down in the water.

The man was pulled to shore and emergency crews performed CPR.

He was then taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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